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#171 Lisa Smit#171 of 200 images that have made the IYL Showcase shortlist

#171 Lisa Smit<p>#171 of 200 images that have made the IYL Showcase shortlist. We’ll be posting 2 images/day in the run up to the London Showcase (October 23rd) when the final 20 images will be announced and presented as chosen by the showcase jury..

A fire hydrant refreshes youngsters on a hot day in Harlem, New York, 1977.Photograph by Leroy H. Woodson, National Geographic

A fire hydrant refreshes youngsters on a hot day in Harlem, New York, 1977.Photograph by Leroy H. Woodson, National Geographic

“Everybody Street” Documentary – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

This looks terrific! “Everybody Street” is a documentary about New York City and the iconic street photographers who have captured it over the years. …

Humorous and Political Street Art by Escif | Colossal

<p>Spanish muralist and street artist Escif hails from Valencia, Spain but is actively globally with recent works popping up throughout Canada, Italy, …

Brock Davis Turns His Clever Visual Jokes into Stop Motion Shorts on Vine | Colossal

<p>I was excited to discover that mixed media artist Brock Davis (previously) recently joined Vine and started making some fantastic little animated …

Giant Chrome T-Rex Installed on the Seine River in Paris by Philippe Pasqua | Colossal

<p>Artist Philippe Pasqua recently completed installation of an impressive Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton that now stands watch over the Seine river in …

40 Days Of Dating: An experiment by Jessica Walsh and Tim Goodman – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Jessica Walsh, of Sagmeister & Walsh, and designer Tim Goodman just launched a fun project called <i>“40 Days of Dating”</i>. The pair dated each other for …

Fairgoers in new-model cars ride through displays of Earth’s history at the 1964 World’s Fair in Queens, New York

Fairgoers in new-model cars ride through displays of Earth’s history at the 1964 World’s Fair in Queens, New York.<br>Photograph by James P. Blair, National Geographic

Greek emigrants to Australia take a farewell tour of the Parthenon, December 1963.Photograph by Otis Imboden, National Geographic

Greek emigrants to Australia take a farewell tour of the Parthenon, December 1963.<br>Photograph by Otis Imboden, National Geographic

Check Out Disney's Unbearably Cute Next Movie

This preview to Disney's Frozen doesn't show any main characters, but instead features the most delightful snowman and reindeer since Frosty and Rudolph.

Astounding Everest Time-Lapse Video — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>The reality is that few of us will ever visit Mt. Everest, however thanks to this …

Time-lapse Photography

An invalid soldier stands beside a cannon in Paris, 1923.Photograph by Jules Gervais Courtellemont, National Geographic

An invalid soldier stands beside a cannon in Paris, 1923.<br>Photograph by Jules Gervais Courtellemont, National Geographic

Sightseers park to watch a Stratocruiser taxi across an underpass in Queens, New York, March 1951

Sightseers park to watch a Stratocruiser taxi across an underpass in Queens, New York, March 1951.<br>Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart, National Geographic

Google’s “Project Loon” The Birth of Balloon Internet – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

What you are looking at is quite possibly the future of the Internet! Google has just revealed they are working on their boldest project yet, …

Down and Out in Athens

Reuters photographer Yannis Behrakis, based in Athens, spent several weeks documenting the unemployed and homeless in Greece as the continued economic downturn has impacted the numbers of homeless. Since the debt crisis erupted in 2009, hundreds of thousands of Greeks have lost their jobs -- the …

Frenetic Urban Time-lapse Videos of Shanghai, Vietnam and Kuala Lumpur by Rob Whitworth | Colossal

<p>It is almost impossible these days to click around the web without running into the work of filmmaker and architectural photographer Rob Whitworth …

The S House By Nicolas Schuybroek In Cap d'Antibes, Côte d'Azur

To The Bone: Sonny's Evocative Forewarning About the World's Endangered Wildlife<p>Contemporary Design Confronts Schloss Hollenegg's Storied Legacy in a …

How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

Travel

50 Drives You Must Take In Your Lifetime

Ranging from the mountains of Montana and Wyoming to a breathtaking salt flat in Bolivia, the drives aren't to miss.

Women use compact mirrors in packed crowd to catch sight of the queen in London, June 1966.Photograph by James P. Blair, National Geographic

Women use compact mirrors in packed crowd to catch sight of the queen in London, June 1966.<br>Photograph by James P. Blair, National Geographic

The 16 Most Terrifying Roller Coasters On The Planet

And the one major requirement for any park worth its salt is a stomach-turning, death-defying roller coaster.<p>Part of the fun for thrill seekers is that each one is a little different. Will it have a steep drop? Could it hang you upside down? Or maybe it just causes your heart to race because it …

Cherry Blossoms, Japan

Ghadames, Libya

Secret Spaces: An Illegal NYC Watertower Nightclub

In New York City there are plenty of places to get drunk, starting with my kitchen. But most crave a more glamorous experience, and in a city of …

Water

One day in Brooklyn: the perfect itinerary

For many first-time visitors to New York, New York equals Manhattan. But just a couple of subway stops across the river lies a whole other delicious world that deserves your exploration. So set aside a day to take a tour of Brooklyn, with these hand-picked highlights from Brooklyn local, Brian …

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5 Reasons to Go to the Aran Islands

Guinness, fiddles, and all-around Celtic madness: you’ve waited your whole life to pub hop in Ireland. But on your visit to the Emerald Isle, why not …

Starter Kit to Patagonia

Few places in the world provoke wonder like Patagonia. The expanse of land, carved by the Andes Mountain Range and reaching down to the end of the …

New Hyperrealistic Sculptures by Ron Mueck | Colossal

<p>Hyperrealist sculptor Ron Mueck works in the realm of the ultra-real where he spends hundreds of hours perfecting the shape of the human form, the …

2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The 25th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is under way, and entries will be accepted for another six weeks, until June 30, 2013. First prize winner will receive a 10-day Galapagos expedition for two. National Geographic was once more kind enough to allow me to share some of the …